Is­raeli deputy am­bas­sador ar­rives in Lon­don

The Jewish Chronicle - - NEWS - BY LIANNE KOLIRIN

IS­RAEL’S FOR­MER am­bas­sador to Ghana has taken on the role of new deputy am­bas­sador to Lon­don.

Sharon Bar-Li started work on Mon­day and was wel­comed by Am­bas­sador Mark Regev.

Ms Bar-Li was di­rec­tor of eco­nomic af­fairs for the Mid­dle East, Africa and Latin Amer­ica at the Is­raeli Min­istry of For­eign Af­fairs for the past 18 months.

Prior to that she spent 14 months as am­bas­sador to Liberia, fol­low­ing four years in the same role in Ghana.

Un­der Ms Bar-Li, the em­bassy in Ghana re­opened fol­low­ing 38 years with­out of­fi­cial Is­raeli rep­re­sen­ta­tion in the coun­try. Her CV also in­cludes diplo­matic roles in Turkey, Aus­tralia and Uzbek­istan.

Ms Bar-Li was deputy head of mis­sion in Ankara for five years, con­sul at the Syd­ney Con­sulate and deputy chief of mis­sion at Is­rael’s em­bassy in Uzbek­istan.

In her first pub­lic en­gage­ment in Bri­tain, Ms Bar-Li

Sharon Bar-Li at­tended an event at Par­lia­ment or­gan­ised by the Si­mon Wiesen­thal Cen­tre and Unesco.

She gave a speech at the launch of the Peo­ple, Book, Land exhibition which looks at the 3,500-year re­la­tion­ship of the Jewish peo­ple with the Holy Land.

Also in at­ten­dance were Sir Eric Pick­les, and Lord Carey, for­mer Arch­bishop of Can­ter­bury. Ms Bar-Li re­places Ei­tan Na’eh, who has been ap­pointed Is­rael’s am­bas­sador to Turkey.

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